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  • Sheriff investigating break-in attempt at St. Joe Grocery

    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an attempted break-in at the St. Joe Grocery.

    Store employees arrived at 6:25 a.m. June 13 and found the front door glass had been shattered. According to the sheriff's office, It is believed a rock found near the door was used to break the glass, although there was no indication that anyone entered the store.

    Evidence collected at the scene and store video are being reviewed in hopes of identifying the person or persons involved in this crime.

  • School board removes residency requirement for superintendent

    The Marion County Board of Education tackled a variety of issues during its June 11 meeting, including changing a requirement in Superintendent Taylora Schlosser's contract.

    The board voted 3-2 in favor of removing a residency requirement from Schlosser's contract. Chairman Mike Cecil and board members Butch Cecil and Rev. DeLane Pinkston supported amending the contract. Board members Jerry Evans and Kaelin Reed opposed the change.

  • Student, staff drug testing and superintendent's residency requirement on school board agenda

    The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to hold a regular meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 11, at the board office.

    The agenda includes discussions of student and staff drug testing and a proposal to amend the superintendent's contract to remove the residency requirement.

    The agenda includes the following items:

    I. Call to order

    II. Pledge of Allegiance/moment of silence

    III. Amend agenda 

    IV. Communications

    - Superintendent report 

  • Meth found in Mack Brady Road home

    While serving warrants at a residence in Jessietown on June 3, Marion County Sheriff Deputies found meth and a Lebanon has been arrested.
    According to a media release from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, at 9:50 p.m., June 3, deputies were serving warrants at a residence on Mack Brady Road when they found approximately three grams of meth inside of the residence. Michael W. Hill Sr., 52, of Lebanon was arrested on a warrant for probation violation out of Marion County and a warrant for theft by deception out of Taylor County. No other arrests were made.

  • Bargain hunter's paradise

    On Saturday morning, Arlene Mullins and Lorene Pittman were in Kroger parking lot looking over a selection of children’s clothing.
    Mullins said they were on the lookout for anything and everything.
    “Anything cheap, and we found more than we need,” she said.
    Like thousands of people, they were out looking for a good deal during the annual 400 Mile Sale, a yard sale event that spans the Bluegrass State along US 68.
    “I love yard sales,” Pittman said. “You never know what you can find.”

  • Free English-language courses available for library patrons

    Marion County Public Library has partnered with Basic ESL to offer online English learning courses to its patrons hassle free.
    Basic ESL is an English Learning System built on an educational model that has been facilitating English as a second language (ESL) education in the United States school and library systems for more than 15 years. The founders of Basic ESL, Inc. are innovators of English learning systems, and experts in the development and delivery of internet application platforms.

  • Find out more about WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program

    The WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program (WIC) is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture and administered through the Department for Public Health. WIC FMNP services are coordinated through local health departments throughout the state beginning June 1, 2015 through Oct. 31, 2015.    

  • Kentucky Classic ARTS at Centre Square forms new regional orchestra

    Kentucky Classic ARTS at Centre Square invites all those that play an orchestra instrument to come join the Centre Square Orchestra.
    The Centre Square Orchestra will be directed by Dr. Lisa McArthur of Campbellsville University and will be reading through some “classic” repertoire and some popular music, as well. Music and music stands will be provided. The first meeting of the orchestra will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 20, at Centre Square, which is located at 237 North Spalding Avenue in Lebanon.

  • Music Fest is Saturday at Centre Square

    Marion County Music Fest is scheduled to take place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 13, at Johnston Field at Centre Square. In the event of rain, the concert will be moved into the Centre Square gymnasium.
    Admission is $5 per person and proceeds will go to the “Friends of Live Music” fund, which will be used to promote live music events featuring Marion County musicians. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
    Bouncy houses and games will be offered for children.

  • 2015 Relay for Life is Friday

    The 19th annual Marion County Relay for Life is set to take place from 6 p.m. Friday, June 12, to 1 a.m. Saturday, June 13. The event is scheduled to be held at the upper baseball fields at Graham Memorial Park, off Park View Drive in Lebanon.
    Any group of five or more people is welcome to join as a team. To register a team, contact Lisa Sandusky at 270-699-1797 or Suzi O'Daniel at 270-699-1225.